The Socially Distanced Santa Tour comes to Hillingdon

Updated: Feb 14, 2021

Between 10th and 18th December, Santa will be passing through the streets of Ickenham and North Hillingdon to spread festive cheer and raise money for Coram Life Education and London Air Ambulance.

The Tour, organised by the Rotary club of Elthorne-Hillingdon, will be different to those of previous years.

To keep Santa safe, he will sadly not able to give out sweets or provide a signature fist bump. However, he has promised to wave at every child he meets.

COVID measures also mean that Santa’s helpers will not be able to go door to door to collect money for the Rotary club’s supported charities. Instead, those who wish to support Santa’s Tour are asked to donate online through Just Giving.

This year the Rotary Club’s supported charities are Coram Life Education and the London Air Ambulance.

Coram Life Education are the leading provider of health, relationships, drugs, and wellbeing, education in the UK. Their trained Educators use interactive, evidence-based, and creative resources and methods to stimulate imagination and curiosity among the children they teach.

London Air Ambulance 'is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to London’s most seriously injured patients'. They serve the 10 million people who live within the M25 and treat an average of five patients a day.

Santa's schedule over the coming days from 6:30pm is as follows:

  • Thursday 10th December – Ickenham: Gibson Road (but not between Campden & Nettleton), Campden Road, Charlbury Road, Enstone Road, Malcolm Road (but not between Nettleton & Woodstock), Nettleton Road, Woodstock Drive (but not between Swakeleys & Gibson), Halford Road, Swakeleys Drive, Thornhill Road (between Woodstock & Gibson).

  • Friday 11th December – Ickenham: Lawrence Drive (but not between Crosier & St Giles), Crosier Rd, Glebe Ave (but not between Long Lane & Crosier), St. Giles Ave, Austins Lane (between St Giles & Glebe), Sussex Rd (between Glebe & Burnham). Tavistock Rd, Burnham Ave (but not between Glebe & Milverton), Milverton Drive, Edinburgh Drive, The Paddock, Long Lane.

  • Monday 14th December - Ickenham: Greenacres Ave (between Derwent & St Georges), St Georges Drive, Copthall Road West (between St Georges & Derwent), Derwent Ave, Wallasey Cres, Hoylake Cres, Woodland Close, Eleanor Grove, Rectory Way, Swakeleys Road (between Rectory Way & Derwent).

  • Tuesday 15th December - North Hillingdon: Snowden Avenue, Brampton Rd, The Larches, The Dingle, Weald Rd, Glisson Rd (but not between Gresham & Harvey), Gresham Rd, Harvey Rd, Misbourne Rd.

  • Thursday 17th December - North Hillingdon: Granville Rd, Windsor Ave (but not between Richmond & Merton, and Ryefield & Sedgwick), Richmond Ave, Merton Ave, Ryefield Ave (between Windsor & Sedgwick), Sedgwick Ave, Denecroft Crescent, Burleigh Rd, Regent Ave, Victoria Ave.

  • Friday 18th December - North Hillingdon: Berkeley Rd, Floriston Ave, Lynhurst Rd, Oakliegh Rd, Lyndhurst Crescent (but not between Oakleigh & Berkeley), Leybourne Rd (but not between Hazeldene & Petworth and the loop into Grosvenor), Hazeldene Gardens, Cowdray Rd (but not between Ryefield & Hazeldene), Petworth Gardens, Grosvenor Cres (between Woodcroft & Court), Sutton Court Rd (between Grosvenor & Woodcroft), Woodcroft Crescent, Midhurst Gardens.

Subject to the elves' technology working, people can track Santa's progress/location on Sleigh Tracker.